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NewPhilaFan 12th Warrior

New Philadphia, Ohio (via New Philadelphia, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   January 15, 2015

I am a graduate of CWRU in 1972 but a Buckeye fan since 195?. I daily drive past Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium where Woody made his head coaching debut, where Dave Leggett played quarterback before leading the Buckeyes to the 1954 National Championship, and also where Cie Grant terrorized quarterbacks long before that memorable day in January 2003.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Rose Bowl on January 1, 1969.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson for the Buckeyes but overall, Nick Weatherspoon from Canton McKinley.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Buffalo Sabres
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Rochester Raging Rhinos

Recent Activity

Comment 43 minutes ago
My question to those complaining about officials: where do you think the better officials that you desire are hiding? What we have now is the best we will ever see. It can only get worse as more and more people leave the fields and courts due to the abuse.
Comment 24 Jun 2019

We witnessed this pressure indirectly.  My son attended school with a boy who was a good but not great athlete.  After the 8th grade the family moved to Ohio at the step father's insistence since Ohio was more lenient than New York regarding aging out of sports in high school.  He then had his step son repeat 8th grade (red shirt essentially).

The boy played football in suburban Columbus and was evidently an all star as his sister was a friend of my daughter and they kept up with events.  The boy gave up football and attended OSU.  Not sure as to the true cause but the boy committed suicide his freshman year.  I believe without proof that the step father was a partial cause based upon the pressure he put on him.

Comment 24 Jun 2019

No police called, I think.  I was 10 at the time and we didn't hear the aftermath.  That coach never coached again though.  We heard rumors that the coach may have served time in the past but it may have only been a rumor.

The coach's son and umpire's son were best friends so that may have been a factor.

Comment 24 Jun 2019

I posted this someplace else but can't remember where.  In the summer of 1960, I witnessed our little league coach nearly bite the thumb off of the umpire in a practice game over a call that he didn't like.  And the umpire was just a volunteer and the father of one of our players.

Comment 22 Jun 2019

Calvin Murphy was one of the 3Ms in his collegiate days and they could all light up the scoreboard.  Murphy, Mount, and of course Maravich.

Comment 17 Jun 2019
It was sometime in the late 1950s for me. At our home, it was the Buckeyes on the radio on Saturdays and the Browns on Sundays. Not many many games were on television. I grew up in the city where Woody had his first head coaching gig and my father was a big Woody fan since he was in junior high when Woody was the coach. The first game that I distinctly remember watching on television was the 1960 national championship game.
Comment 16 Jun 2019

The Romans also had cement/concrete.  The knowledge disappeared with the fall of their empire and although folks knew that the Romans used it, they didn't figure out how until how until the 1850s in Portland, England hence the reason we call it Portland cement.

Comment 12 Jun 2019

One of the problems that is not being mentioned is the dilution of the field.  In 2011 there were only 16 teams in the Women's World Cup.  In 2015 it was increased to 24 teams which is the same as this year.  The 8 additional teams came from Asia/Australia (2), Africa (1), South America (1), and Europe (4).

In 2011, the largest margin of victory was four goals in two different games.  The largest margin for the USA was three goals.  The USA lost to Sweden in the group stage and to Japan on PKs in the championship game.

In 2015, there were four games with a goal differential of greater than four including Germany 10-0 over Ivory Coast, Switzerland 10-1 over Ecuador, France 5-0 over Mexico, and Cameroon 6-0 over Ecuador.  The USA was in a tough group and thus their games were much tighter.

A team like Ecuador in 2015 and Thailand in 2019 would not have been in the 2011 World Cup.  Fundamental problem is FIFA's grab for money when not enough countries support their women's teams to be competitive on an international scale.  If they want to avoid routs like this, go back to 16 teams.  When Switzerland is beating a team by 9 goals, that team has no business in the WC.